Kriya Vidya Mandir - Centre of Kriya Meditation (Our Ashram)
In January 2018, the first permanent Kriya Yoga Ashram in the pacific area opened. The ashram was officially named Kriya Vidya Mandir - Centre of Kriya Meditation.
Set on 4.4 acres in Lisarow (Central Coast, NSW), the property is idyllically situated near magnificent beaches and beautiful rainforests. It’s destined to be a peaceful oasis for Kriyavans to retreat from the busy world. An ashram is a glorious place for spiritual seekers. It is a place of education and the development of wisdom, a space for meditation and spiritual practice, and a place for seclusion, silence and reflection. Founding an ashram is a way of honouring the masters of Kriya Yoga and especially our beloved Gurudev Paramahamsa Hariharananda by creating a place to truly delve deeply into their teachings. The presence of loving and caring residents living in humility and service — and the flow of students eager to learn and serve — adds to the beauty of an ashram. It is a place that helps you to see the presence of divinity in all; it is a place of practical spirituality.
We have one resident monk at the ashram, Swami Sarvatmananda Ma. While based near Sydney, she conducts programs in all Australian centres as well as New Zealand and Fiji.
Over many years the Australia Kriya Yoga Association (AKYA) has been seeking to serve God, Gurus and the broader community through its many activities. As you know, we have been blessed to be able to host annual initiation programs, weekly guided meditation sessions in centres across the country, and regular retreats and programs with Masters and monks of our lineage.
Through this new Ashram, AKYA and our residential Kriya Yoga teachers will continue to:
- offer Kriyavans direct and regular contact with an advanced Kriya Yoga teacher to support their spiritual practice
- assist in disseminating Kriya Yoga to seekers in Australia
- help to foster the Kriya Yoga community and its activities across the country through more regular retreats, higher Kriya retreats, seminars and initiation programs in different centres around Australia
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